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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Super Heroes Annual - 1979

Check out this bitchin' cover to Super Heroes Annual #1, an Australian one-shot comprised of a whole mess of DC stories, reprinted from the original American comics.

According to this site, Aquaman didn't get a whole lot of play inside (what else is new?): out of an 128-page book, the Sea King only appears in eight of them. That bothers me less because the cover--mixing Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Carmine Infantino, and Mike Kaluta--is so damn cool. With its dark colors and grim visages on all the heroes, this comic looks like it means business!

Sadly, it seems this was the one and only issue of Super Heroes Annual, denying what might have been even cooler cover art mash-ups!


Wings1295 said...

Another I had never heard of. But tell me - with all the yellow on that cover, why did Aquaman's hair end up white?

Shawn said...

I'm surprised you didn't mention what a rip-off (or 'homage' LOL) it is to the cover of Batman Family #17

Earth 2 Chris said...

I have the World's Finest that the Batman and Superman images are taken from, but it really looks like they are fighting over who gets to stick their head through the star!

Aquaman is like: "Geez, I don't even want to be SEEN with you two!"


Russell said...

Rob, don't you mean Irv Novick instead of Carmine Infantino? That Flash looks like Novick to me.

rob! said...

It looks like Infantino inked by Novick to me, but you may be right!